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    U.S. MORTGAGE RATES MOVE LOWER IN MARCH

    Mar 22, 2019

    Based on Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, U.S. mortgage rates dropped with the beginning of spring homebuying season in mid-March 2019. Sam Khater, Freddie Mac's chief economist, says, "Mortgage rates have dipped quite dramatically since the start of the year and hou...

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    NAR: MONTHLY EXISTING HOME SALES REACH FOUR-YEAR HIGH

    Mar 22, 2019

    In February, existing home sales experienced their largest monthly gain in four years, according to the latest report from the National Association of Realtors. Total existing home sales, completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, spiked 11.8% from J...

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    FREDDIE MAC: HOUSING MARKET WILL REGAIN MOMENTUM THIS SPRING

    Mar 22, 2019

    Lower than expected mortgage rates and moderating home prices are projected to heat up the spring home-buying season, according to Freddie Mac’s March Forecast. However, the government sponsored enterprise has a less optimistic outlook when it comes to the annual GDP growth rate. Freddie now p...

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    CALIFORNIA HOME SALES REBOUND IN FEBRUARY, SAYS C.A.R.

    Mar 20, 2019

    According to the California Association of Realtors, California home sales bounced back in February 2019, after hitting the lowest sales level in more than 10 years the previous month. February's annual sales level was the highest in six months, and the monthly growth in sales was the highest si...

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    MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS INCREASE IN MARCH

    Mar 20, 2019

    According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's latest Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending March 8, 2019, mortgage applications increased 2.3 percent from one week earlier. The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, increased 2.3 percent on a s...

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    SPRING ISN'T ONLY FOR HOMEBUYERS, IT'S FOR REMODELERS, TOO

    Mar 20, 2019

    Spring is just around the corner, and the housing market is gearing up for a hot home buying season. And while data suggest many Americans are likely to purchase homes, a recent survey from Trulia indicates a significant number of current homeowners will choose to remodel their homes instead. &ldquo...

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    FANNIE MAE: HOME SALES WILL STABILIZE IN 2019

    Mar 20, 2019

    Home sales will stabilize this year, with a solid labor market and strong household formations driving demand, Fannie Mae’s Economic and Strategic Research Group stated in its March outlook. While affordability remains a challenge, Fannie Mae said it has improved thanks to slowing home price a...

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    HOMEOWNERSHIP INVESTMENT COMPANY POINT RAISES $122 MILLION

    Mar 20, 2019

    Homeownership investment company Point just landed a major cash infusion that will fund its plans to help more Americans access their home equity without incurring debt. The Silicon Valley company raised $100 million in platform capital from Kingsbridge Wealth Management  bringing its total pla...

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    IS NOW A GOOD TIME TO PURCHASE A HOME?

    Mar 20, 2019

    It’s almost spring homebuying season, and new data from the National Association of Realtors indicates Americans are ready to purchase homes. According to the group's Q1 HOME survey, 37% of Americans strongly believe now is a good time to buy a home. Although this percentage is slightly do...

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    FACEBOOK MAKING MASSIVE CHANGES TO AD PLATFORM AFTER BEING ACCUSED OF ENABLING HOUSING DISCRIMINATION

    Mar 20, 2019

    Facebook is making significant changes to its advertising platform after the social media monolith was accused of enabling discrimination in housing, employment, and lending. The changes come after years of scrutiny into Facebook’s ad practices, which appeared to allow advertisers to purposefu...

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    BUY TO LET IN THE UK IS STILL A GOOD INVESTMENT COMPARED TO GOLD AND OTHER ASSETS

    Mar 20, 2019

    Buy to let is still a good investment option in the UK, beating investing in gold, cash and fine art in the last decade in terms of returns, new research has found. Investing in the FTSE 100 would have brought the biggest return when considering the annual capital gain and the percentage yield with ...

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    RESEARCH REVEALS COST OF LANDLORD LICENCING SCHEMES AROUND THE UK

    Mar 20, 2019

    As more local authorities bring in licences for landlords in the UK’s private rented sector, new research has found that the cost is like a postcode lottery. In Scotland and Wales landlord licences are mandatory, while in England one in six local authorities now have their own scheme in place....

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    FOREIGN INVESTMENT IN U.S. INDUSTRIAL PROPERTIES SPIKED 152 PERCENT IN 2018

    Apr 18, 2019

    According to new data from CBRE Research and Real Capital Analytics, foreign property investors made $14.4 billion worth of U.S. industrial real estate acquisitions in 2018, up a whopping 152% year-over-year due to several large entity-level deals and 29% above the average volume since 2015.
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    U.S. ARCHITECTURE BILLINGS INDEX SLIPS IN MARCH

    Apr 18, 2019

    According to a new data released this week today from The American Institute of Architects (AIA), following consistently increasing demand for design services for over two years, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) dipped into negative territory in March 2019. The ABI score for March was 47.8, dow...

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    HUD SEEKS TO END PUBLIC HOUSING AID FOR UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS

    Apr 18, 2019

    The Department of Housing and Urban Development proposed a rule to Wednesday that would end public housing aid for undocumented immigrants. An administration official told The New York Times that the rule would ensure that only American citizens receive housing assistance from HUD, putting an end to...

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    FREDDIE MAC: MORTGAGE RATES CONTINUE TO RISE, BUT REMAIN BELOW 2018 LEVELS

    Apr 18, 2019

    Mortgage rates rose for the third consecutive week without regaining the level they were at before a late March plunge, but rates are still well below where they were a year ago. The average U.S. rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage is 4.17% this week, according to the latest Freddie Mac Primary Mortga...

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    LONDON SEES STEEP ANNUAL RISE IN RENTS TO NEW RECORD HIGH

    Apr 18, 2019

    Average rents in the UK fell in the first quarter of 2019 by 0.2% to an average of £796 a month but where up by 2.7% year on year, the latest national index shows. But in London, asking rents are soaring up by 8.2% year on year to a record £2,093 per month and in the first quarter they i...

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    ANNUAL HOUSE PRICE GROWTH UK WIDE AT SLOWEST RATE SINCE SEPTEMBER 2012

    Apr 18, 2019

    Average house prices in the UK increased by 0.6% in the year to February 2019 to £226,000, down from 1.7% in January, the latest official figures show. It was the lowest annual rate of house price growth since September 2012 when it was 0.4%, with prices slowing over the last two years, accord...

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    RENTS ARE LESS AFFORDABLE IN LONDON, LEADING TO FALLING RENTAL PRICES

    Apr 18, 2019

    Rental affordability is at its highest in the North of England for a decade but renting a home is the most unaffordable on London, the latest lettings market research has found. Rents are set to rise with earnings, demand is strongest in the South East and occupancy numbers are often overlooked when...

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    NEW HOME MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS IN U.S. JUMP 7 PERCENT IN MARCH

    Apr 17, 2019

    Based on the Mortgage Bankers Association's newly released Builder Application Survey for March 2019, U.S. mortgage applications for new home purchases increased 7 percent compared to a year ago. Compared to February 2019, applications increased by 19 percent. This change does not include any ad...

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    CALIFORNIA HOME SALES REMAIN STABLE IN MARCH

    Apr 17, 2019

    According to the California Association of Realtors, lower interest rates in more than a year have boosted California's housing market and kept home sales level in March 2019, after an exceptionally strong performance the previous month.
    Closed escrow sales of existing, single-family deta...

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    ARTEMIS REAL ESTATE PARTNERS CLOSES ITS LARGEST FUND EVER

    Apr 17, 2019

    Artemis Real Estate Partners has closed out its third and largest fund to date after raising just over $1 billion for value-add projects in the D.C. area and beyond. Artemis Fund III officially closed in mid-March, exceeding the firm's target by $250 million, with Greater Washington expected to ...

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    THE CANADIAN REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY IS ALSO SEEING NATIONAL PRICE DECLINES

    Apr 17, 2019

    Canadian real estate prices turned negative, but not all markets are suffering. Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) numbers show the national price index declined for a second month in a row. Prior to last month, price declines weren’t seen since September 2009, almost a decade ago. Despit...

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    BTG PACTUAL’S REITBX REAL ESTATE SECURITY TOKEN OFFERING HITS SOFT CAP OF $3 MILLION

    Apr 17, 2019

    ReitBZ, part of BTG Pactual, has announced that it has hit its USD $3 million “soft cap” goal. ReitBZ has set a hard cap of USD $15 million. ReitBZ is a security token offering based on real estate assets. More specifically, distressed real estate assets due to current high inventory lev...

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